2007-2008 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

XII. Course Descriptions

Sociology and Anthropology

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers three types of courses: sociology courses with the prefix SOC*; anthropology courses with the prefix ANTH*; and departmental courses with the prefix SOAN*.

SOAN*2040 Globalization of Work and Organizations F,W (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the sociological dimensions of work and occupations. Specific topics may include: the organizational context of work, occupational and labour market structures, job satisfaction, industrial relations, technological change, and the effects of gender, age, race/ethnicity on how work and employment are experienced.
Prerequisite(s): ANTH*1150 or SOC*1100
SOAN*2111 Classical Theory F (3-0) [0.50]
First part of the two-semester course SOAN*2111/2. Refer to SOAN*2111/2 for course description.
Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANTH*1150, SOC*1100, SOC*1500
SOAN*2111/2 Classical Theory F-W [1.00]
This course explores the origins and early development of sociological theory in its classical and early contemporary traditions. When you select it you must select SOAN*2111 in the Fall semester and SOAN*2112 in the Winter semester. A grade will not be assigned to SOAN*2111 until SOAN*2112 has been completed.
Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANTH*1150, SOC*1100, SOC*1500
SOAN*2112 Classical Theory W (3-0) [0.50]
Second part of the two-semester course SOAN*2111/2. Refer to SOAN*2111/2 for course description.
Prerequisite(s): SOAN*2111
SOAN*2120 Introductory Methods F,W (3-0) [0.50]
A general introduction to the process of social research emphasizing research design, techniques of data collection, analysis and interpretation of research results.
Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANTH*1150, SOC*1100, SOC*1500
SOAN*2290 Identities and Cultural Diversity U (3-0) [0.50]
An examination of the interrelationships among Canadian ethnic, racial and linguistic groups including their locations in the Canadian mosaic.
Prerequisite(s): ANTH*1150 or SOC*1100
SOAN*2400 Introduction to Gender Systems S,F (3-0) [0.50]
An introduction to the examination of the characteristics of gender relationships both historically and cross-culturally. Amongst the emphases are theoretical approaches to gender analysis, methodologies, case studies and attention to themes such as class and stratification, race and ethnicity, identities and global restructuring as these shape gender dynamics. (In spring semester offered through distance education format only.)
Prerequisite(s): ANTH*1150 or SOC*1100
SOAN*3070 Qualitative and Observational Methods W (3-0) [0.50]
Non-quantitative techniques in social research including participant observation, unobtrusive methods, case studies and interviewing.
Prerequisite(s): SOAN*2120
SOAN*3100 Gender Perspectives on Families and Households U (3-0) [0.50]
This course explores families and households from a gender perspective, using insights from sociology and anthropology.
Prerequisite(s): (1 of ANTH*2160, SOAN*2111/2, SOAN*2400), (SOAN*2120 or WMST*3000)
Restriction(s): FRHD*3120
SOAN*3120 Quantitative Methods F (3-0) [0.50]
This course introduces basic descriptive and inferential techniques used in quantitative social research. Students will acquire the skills needed to perform basic analyses and to read the research literature. They will also acquire skills in using a standard computer package to perform data analyses. Topics include: data organization, sample description, hypothesis testing and measures of association. Note: Students who have completed any other statistics course(s) should consult with the instructor. In some instances, SOC*3120 may be waived as a departmental requirement.
Prerequisite(s): SOAN*2120
Restriction(s): Priority Access course. Enrolment may be restricted to particular programs or specializations. See department for more information.
SOAN*3250 Social Change in Latin America F (3-0) [0.50]
This course provides a critical, comparative examination of the social-structural and cultural transformations occurring in Latin America in a context of deepening integration with the global north. Topics to feature prominently may include land reform, depeasantization, out-migration, maquiladoras, informal employment, race and ethnic relations, religiosity and religious identification, and social movements. The particular sub-regional focus may vary.
Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANTH*2160, IDEV*2010, SOC*2080
SOAN*3460 Ethnicity and Aging W (3-0) [0.50]
An examination of ethnic social structure, ethnicity, and aging. Variations in age related behaviour associated with ethnic groups in Canada will be viewed from a sociological and gerontological perspective. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)
Prerequisite(s): SOAN*2111/2, SOAN*2120, SOAN*2290
SOAN*3680 Perspectives on Development F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines theories and processes relating to international development and the responses to these by anthropologists and/or sociologists.
Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANTH*2160, IDEV*2010, SOC*2080
Restriction(s): ANTH*3680. Priority Access course. Enrolment may be restricted to particular programs or specializations. See department for more information.
SOAN*4220 Gender and Change in Rural Canada F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines socio-cultural structures affecting historically gendered positions and roles in rural Canada. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)
Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including (ANTH*2160 or SOC*2080), (SOAN*2120 or WMST*3000)
SOAN*4240 Women and the Development Process U (3-0) [0.50]
To increase students' understanding of the relation of socio-economic, political and cultural changes on the roles of women in "developing areas" and how women, in turn, affect socio-economic changes.
Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including (1 of ANTH*3400, IDEV*2010, SOAN*3680), (1 of SOAN*3070, SOAN*3120, WMST*3000)
SOAN*4320 Transition from School to Work W (3-0) [0.50]
This applied course examines the evolving research and models in the transitions from school to work area. There is an evolving literature in this area based, in part, on the successful application of research in the transition from high school to postsecondary education. This 'capstone' course also considers the practical issues involved in making such a move, considering the knowledge, skills, and values needed by university students to succeed in the modern workplace (public, private, and not-for-profit sectors) in Canada. Students will complete an "Action Sociology/Anthropology Project," as well as a "Skills Portfolio," and other work related to their own transition.
Restriction(s): Registration in Sociology, Anthropology or Criminal Justice & Public Policy majors in semester 7 or 8.
SOAN*4500 Community Development U (3-0) [0.50]
An analysis of approaches to community development defined as planned, change-directed action undertaken by individuals, groups and organizations. The course will include the examination of actual community development practices.
Prerequisite(s): (1 of ANTH*2160, IDEV*2010, SOC*2080), (GEOG*2210 or SOAN*2120)
Restriction(s): SOAN*3300